The following article, Parler Bends the Knee to Big Tech, Implements ‘Hate Speech’ Ban in Order to Get Back Into Apple App Store, was first published on Big League Politics.
Parler is back in the good graces of Big Tech after caving to the political establishment and implementing a “hate speech” ban.
Apple issued a letter to Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) praising Parler for bending the knee to their demands, including crushing freedom of speech on their platform. They noted that Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.”
“Apple anticipates that the updated Parler app will become available immediately upon Parler releasing it,” Apple’s letter said.
Before they started complying with Big Tech’s demands, Parler was banned from the Apple app store because they were blamed, without evidence, of helping foment violence that occurred during the mostly-peaceful protest at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
“After having reviewed the new information, we do not believe these changes are sufficient to comply with App Store Review guidelines,” Apple wrote to Parler’s chief policy officer in February. “There is no place for hateful, racist, discriminatory content on the App Store.”
Now, Parler has effectively folded to Big Tech and been completely neutralized as a social media competitor that respects free speech. This has been part of a long fall from grace for the platform, which has been revealed as a project funded by billionaire oligarchs.
Big League Politics has reported on other capitulations made by Parler to the elites in the past months:
“Parler has done itself no favors by relying on Amazon to provide their cloud hosting services, and then switching to another provider who has a blanket ban on all so-called hate speech in their terms of service without defining what really falls under that classification.
In a recent profile from The Telegraph, it was explained how the organization’s billionaire backer, Rebekah Mercer, got Parler back online. She acquiesced to censorship policies that are supported by the Big Tech giants.
“One thing the company has added, likely in part as a play to be added back to the Apple App Store, is automated moderating ability, which involves computer systems scanning posts to flag offending material. Major social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have employed this type of moderating technology for years, to varying degrees of success, but Parler had long resisted,” the profile stated.
Parler has also brought on board a new CEO who is pushing a scheme that would allow oligarchs like George Soros to rewrite the Constitution.
Mark Meckler, founder of the Convention of States Project, is now heading up Parler on at least a temporary basis. The Convention of States Project wants to create a new constitutional convention that would put every provision of the U.S. Constitution up for grabs. It would give liberals an opportunity to codify all of their most grandiose and destructive schemes into the law.”
Parler is another pretender and will likely be remembered as an example of what not to do when trying to compete with the social media monoliths.
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Author: Shane Trejo
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